British actress/model-turned-Tv star Annabel Giles has opened up about her battle with severe depression.

The ex-wife of Ultravox frontman Midge Ure has spent years struggling with the condition, as well as bouts of extreme anxiety, and she has even contemplated suicide.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "I've struggled with depression all my adult life. And anxiety. And life. For people with a brain chemistry like mine, the whole bloody business of just being alive is dangerous and difficult. It's become almost unbearable."

However, the 55-year-old mother-of-two is adamant she would never take her own life, adding, "I've seen the pain caused by those poor tortured souls who can't take any more, and I'm not prepared to do that to my children."